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Hand-Stitched Connections Art Quilt Workshop With Jane LaFazio


  • WHEN Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $40 - $50

Hand-Stitched Connections Art Quilt Workshop with Jane LaFazio - Saturday, November 17, 2012, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
$40 for OMA members
$50 nonmembers
*Limited to 25 students

*The class includes all materials. You are welcome to bring personal embellishments such as buttons, shells and small bits of your favorite fabrics, along with your favorite sewing tools.

Learn how to hand stitch a small quilt during a half-day Hand-Stitched Connections Art Quilt Workshop with Jane LaFazio on Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Call (760) 435-3721 to register for the class.

Students will be provided felt for backing, needle and embroidery thread, pins, fabric glue and scissors to share plus a wide variety of donated fabrics. This is a hand-sewing class, where you’ll learn a variety of basic embroidery stitches. Feel free to bring small embellishments such as buttons, shells and small bits of your favorite fabrics, along with your favorite sewing tools.

This class is inspired by OMA’s two concurrent quilt exhibitions "Quilt National" and "Fiber Dialogues" on view October 13, 2012 to February 12, 2013.

Instructor Jane LaFazio is a featured artist in "Fiber Dialogues," an exhibit that expands on the conversation between artists working in the shared medium of quilting. "Fiber Dialogues" presents a group of Southern California artists interested in responding to works in the "Quilt National" exhibition on view at OMA.

While "Quilt National" is an international juried exhibition, OMA wanted to stay true to its mission of presenting artwork and artists with a strong connection to California. By inviting a small group of artists to synthesize and interpret works in the "Quilt National" exhibition, they were able to find innate existing connections that provided an intriguing platform for the universal role of image-making through contemporary quilting.

Jane LaFazio is a San Diego-based mixed media artist working in paper and cloth. She regularly teaches art courses around the world in quilting, watercolor, journaling and more. LaFazio has author articles in Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine, contributed to numerous books on quilting and watercolor, maintains an active blog on her website and has appeared on the public TV program, Quilting Arts TV, and has an instructional DVD entitled "From Art Journaling to Art."

"Quilt National" demonstrates the transformations taking place in the world of quilting, promoting the medium as an art form. The works on view display a reverence for the lessons taught by heritage quilt makers, incorporating standard methods of piecing, patching and embroidery.

At the same time, however, the "Quilt National" artist challenges the boundaries of traditional quilting styles by utilizing new technical elements such as digitally manipulated photographs, ink jet printed fabrics and program stitched images.

The quilts in the 2011 collection reflect the artists' interest in using their medium to give voice to a concern for either the world at large, as in the environmental and/or political issues addressed by the works, or to express feelings relevant to the particular quilt maker's inner world. Themes in the quilts range from nature and environmentalism to duality, perception and communication.

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